Trick by Joshua Jay
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Trick by Joshua Jay ($30.00)

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Inferno - magic

Watch the trailer to see this amazing effect in full! A named card appears inside a matchbox. Inferno includes the matchbox, cards, and everything you need to perform the effect. It also includes a DVD starring Joshua Jay, in which he teaches every facet of the routine in clear detail. It's a thought-of card in matchbox effect, and you should know the following points:

1. ALL you need for each performance is the matchbox. No cards are palmed in, and you don't have any kind of index. It's totally self-contained inside the matchbox.

2. There is no sleight of hand to speak of. If you follow along with the DVD once, you will be ready to perform the effect. There are a few things to remember, but technically, the effect is quite easy.

3. Everything is examinable at the end. When you're done, the spectator is holding her thought-of card, and the matchbox it came from. And, both props are totally legit.

4. Although the demo shows a close-up performance of Inferno, in fact the effect plays just as well (if not better) in a parlor situation. There are also no angle restrictions whatsoever. Do it surrounded if you like.

Rarely does an effect come about that fits in a shirt pocket and can be done anytime, anywhere. We hope you enjoy Inferno, and we know your audiences will.

Inferno by Josh Jay

Community questions about Inferno

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  • Richard asks: Is there equivoqué involved in this trick?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I am afraid we are not able to discuss methods here.
  • Stephen asks: Do you lose any cards when performing. E.g. do you need a deck for every performance

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You do not.
  • Sydney asks: Are the cards burnt when you get them?

    • 1. Tony answers: The cards were burnt
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  • Marcelo asks: Is the gimmick easy to produce? Can I build it only watching the video?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You need the cards.
  • Joris asks: Can be done with random selection or is it always the same card ?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is done with a named card, which means that the selection can be any of the normal fifty-two cards.
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Customer reviews for Inferno



A friend did this at our magic club meeting recently and it was great. It's got everything a great trick has, easy to carry, easy to perform, killer outcome.



I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this, and I'm here to say it's my new favorite trick. EXCEPTIONAL, and gets a great reaction.



WOW! This looks amazing. It's a rare case of a trick being BETTER even that it's described. Absolutely contained in the matchbox, ends clean, and looks terrific.



PICK THIS UP! You will love it. I have fallen in love with this trick and do it all the time.



I bought this at Magic Live in the pre-release, and I am now using it all the time. Easy to use, quality props, GREAT presentation. Another Joshua Jay hit. I love it!



This is incredible. GENIUS! The presentation justifies the matchbox, and the props are very well made. I was fooled, and now I love it!



Thank you, Josh, for a stunning and eminently practical effect for walk around and parlor performances. The responses from my corporate audiences are incredible! The routine structure, multiple methods and story lines are elegant, logical and most importantly, fun to do!



In one word: Fantastic!
Fantastic trick, fantastic thinking OUTB. fantastic tutorial!!
What else can I say?
Name of beach and afreses to remaining unburnt beaty quunns would be appreciated



This is such a wonderful effect. I absolutely love performing this. I must say, that I was hesitant at first to purchase this trick, but after seeing Josh do it in person and how great it really does look, I had to try it for myself. I am so glad that I did, this trick gets such great reactions. And a great perk, for me, is the fact that it is equally as effective for walk-around as well as stage. I will be using this all the time now. Thanks Josh!



An delightful effect any other top card magician need to do, annemann, vernon and ed marlo will like this ! Super for stage and close up !



I love this so much, I carry it with me whenever I go to the restaurant and I only do it if the audience deserves to see real magic. It is beautiful and simple to understand.

My only wish is that it came with a pack of refills with it. Other than that - what a piece of art! Nicely done yet again Joshua Jay!



A instant classic! I never leave home without it!



Oh man, this is so freakin' genious! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ^^



I just got it, and it is INCREDIBLE!!! It combines three great effects and has high quality props!!! Not to mention it is great for close-up and on stage, I'm using it for both!!! Joshua Jay did a great job with the tutorial and the basic moves and easy maneuvers are taught wonderfully!!! If you are looking for an easy stage/close-up effect INFERNO IS FOR YOU!!!



Use this everyday one of my favourite effects.



Joshua Jay

Inferno is essentially a thought of card in matchbox. This looks really good, and if you don't believe me, watch the trailer. One of the things I love about Vanishing Inc is that their trailers are so candid. No cuts, what you see is what you get! The reason I believe that this effect is better than others of a similar nature, is because everything makes sense. It's difficult to go more in to this without tiptoeing around the method, but trust me, it all makes sense! I have heard of many people who dislike lighting the match and blowing it out. I think, while you can't light the match everywhere, this really strengthens the effect. Inferno takes up very little space(just a matchbox) and can play for a couple people or large groups. Plus, at the end everything can be examined!

Overall, Josh Jay has another winner that is practical, easy, and amazing! Highly recommend!



Dang, this one is Hot! Seriously ... you can't find a stronger, well-thought out routine like this! When I'm table-hopping, I usual open with this effect it's so strong. You've already getting a number of people at the table involved and it's strong, very strong! If you're really out there working ... you can't go wrong with this one ... Highly Recommended!



I'm a few years late to this trick, but I saw it on YouTube and thought it was pretty cool. I like the premise of the three questions and that leading to the revelation in the box. I can't wait to get it down and show my friends and family. Also picked up a replacement pack and Out of Sight..going to be a busy summer of learning great magic



This trick is brilliant - I've been performing it for years, and it never gets old!!



Very good trick. Can’t wait to perform it for family and friends.



Very nice trick. Easy to do. Ends clean. Worth purchasing.





The trick is as good as promised. The story is compelling, the handling is easy (with an even easier option available), and you get to involve three spectators directly .

HOWEVER, there are a couple minor issues, not related to the effect. Firstly, you need to give your contact info to another magic shop if you want to see the (excellent) instructions. Secondly, you can watch the instructions from their site but, near as I can tell, there's no way to download them. With this trick it's not such a big deal because one, maybe two, watchings of the indexed video should be all you need. Still, I feel more comfortable knowing I have control over the things I've purchased. And for a bonus issue, you can't make the gimmicks yourself. They should last for many performances and VM has replacements listed. However those replacements are out of stock and absent them over time you be unable to perform this excellent effect.

So, minor grips aside, get it (right now it's 25% off), learn it, and enjoy!

Inferno by Joshua Jay